Fort Hood shooting

Juan Velez, left, the father of Pvt. Francheska Velez who was killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, appears during the sentencing phase of Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Fort Hood.

FORT HOOD — Jurors determined Friday that Maj. Nidal Hasan is a murderer, but on Monday they learned the devastation Hasan wrought on the families of the 13 people killed during the Fort Hood shooting.

“I feel dead, yet alive,” said Shoua Her, the widow of Pfc. Kham Xiong. “He was my other half, my best friend, my husband, the father of my children.”

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553. Follow him on Twitter at KDHcrime.

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